Located in the heart of Richmond just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Street Dental is the dentist of choice for many. We’re one of the leading emergency dentists Melbourne, providing people from all across the city with the dental care they need, when they need it. If you’re facing a dental emergency, such as an infected or rotting tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, or chipped & broken teeth, our dentists can create a treatment plan for you to alleviate pain and remedy the problem in the shortest time possible. For fast and professional emergency dental services, call us now on (03) 9428 0376. Our team will be right there to help you!
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity, have a swollen face and are having trouble breathing, or your mouth is not healing from an ulcer or injury, you may need emergency dental care. Other signs include:
Face trauma causing additional issues
Bleeding from the mouth that won’t stop
Severe mouth or tooth pain
Receding gums and/or bleeding gums
If you have any of these symptoms, seek treatment immediately and book an emergency appointment with our emergency dentists. We can assess your situation and provide you with emergency dental care treatment that will get you the best results.
When you come in for your appointment, our dentists will first aim to reduce the pain you’re experiencing. After this we’ll provide you with definitive treatment, and give you different options to achieve an outcome you are happy with; all the while still focusing on making it as painless and stress-free as possible for you. If we find you have serious dental issues that are beyond what we can treat with our facilities, you will be referred to a local or specialist hospital.
Call Our Emergency Dentist in Melbourne
Call now to book emergency dental treatment. Our dentists are professionals and are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible. We can provide the care you need, and fast. Book online now or call us on (03) 9428 0376 for dental assistance and appointment booking.
In most cases, if your situation is truly a dental emergency, you won’t need to wait more than a few hours, and often less. If your condition is not urgent, you may have to wait longer, but many of our emergency dental services are handled on a case by case basis.
You can book emergency appointments day or night with our emergency dentist, and we can often see you within an hour of calling; we know that emergency situations call for emergency care – and we’re here to help.
What should I expect during my emergency dental appointment?
At your appointment, we will go through your medical history and determine the severity of the case. If we’re able to, we’ll fix the issue on the spot. Depending on what’s wrong, you may need ongoing treatment. In this case, we’ll do what we can to alleviate the pain and stop things from getting worse. Then your dentist will set up a treatment plan to help you get the care you need. If you have a more serious and complex condition, we may refer you to the hospital emergency department for comprehensive treatment.
How can I avoid a dental emergency in the future?
Most common dental emergencies are easy to avoid if you know how. With proper, regular dental care – brushing, flossing, and regular checkups – you will be able to reduce the chance of needing emergency dentistry significantly. If you’re worried about dental problems, book a checkup today and your dentist will be able to give you more personalised instruction on how to care for your teeth.
Common Types of dental emergency you should be aware of:
Different dental emergencies will require different amounts of care, but if you have any of the below, you should
Severe Tooth Pain or Sensitivity
Tooth pain can feel similar to many other types of pain, but unlike some problems that only develop after long-term neglect, tooth pain can indicate a serious dental emergency. If eating and chewing is painful, or you’re experiencing bleeding gums, you may have a serious issue such as a cavity, fractured tooth, damaged nerve, or an infection.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Getting dental treatment for broken or chipped tooth fixed is incredibly important. Without treatment, the damage will only get worse. bacteria can enter the tooth and could eventually cause an abscess or lead to gum disease. Dentists can look at your tooth and see how bad the break is. If there’s a part of your tooth that’s still intact, then they may be able to repair it using composite bonding or even remove the fragment if necessary.
Collect the parts of your tooth that you can and book emergency treatment immediately. Do not chew on anything if you can help it, and limit fluids to water. This will increase the chances of being able to repair your tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth is a serious dental problem and requires immediate care. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of a clean reattachment. Find the knocked tooth and soak it in milk, then take it to a dental clinic. Your dentist will be able to attempt to save the tooth. If you have a missing tooth and can’t find it, there are cosmetic options available, but you will still need treatment if there is damage to your gums and mouth.
Abscesses and Dental Infections
Abscesses are a dental emergency that causes painful swelling in the gums. It’s a type of infection that forms around the root of a tooth and within the gums and teeth. If not treated, it can lead to requiring complete removal of the affected teeth. If your gums are bleeding when you brush, or you’re noticing a bitter taste or pain when eating, book a checkup immediately and see your local dentist at Victoria Street Dental Clinic.